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Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal 2013: 12 candidates, 12 success stories to celebrate

 Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal 2013: 12 candidates, 12 success stories to  celebrate  MONTREAL, April 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Co-Chairs of the Honorary  Committee for the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal, Michel Leblanc, President  and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, and Jan-Fryderyk  Pleszczynski, Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), today  announced the 12 candidates for the 2013 edition of the competition. The  winners will receive their awards at a reception at Usine C on May 8, 2014.  Organized for the past eight years by the Board of Trade and the CAM, the Prix  Arts-Affaires recognize business people's commitment to the Greater Montréal  arts scene. Five Montrealers recognized for their expertise in the fields of  culture, arts and business, with experience in ties between business and the  arts, will choose the winners: Maria Antonopoulos, Marketing Communications  Manager at the Antonopoulos Group, Marcel Côté, Strategic Advisor at  KPMG-SECOR, Michel de la Chenelière, President of the Fondation de la  Chenelière, Frédéric Loury, Managing Director and Curator of Art  Souterrain, and Ginette Noiseux, Director of ESPACE GO.  "Every year, the business community gives time and money to help Montréal  creators grow and gain exposure," Ginette Noiseux said. "The community does  this with passion for a cause it believes in, to foster a city of culture with  an international outlook."  "Ties between business and the arts have been forming and developing for many  years, and the Prix Arts-Affaires make us aware of just how strong these ties  are," Michel de la Chenelière said. "My experience as a volunteer and patron  has taught me the point to which collaborations between business people and  artists are mainly a matter of mutual trust and commitment. I have great  admiration for the nominees, whom, individually or as part of companies, have  taken action on their commitment to culture."  The jury will study the 12 nominations submitted by cultural organizations  that want to recognize the people and businesses that supported them between  January 1 and December 31, 2013. The nominations will be judged based on the  quality and innovative spirit of support offered and the impact and value of  the efforts on the organization's development.  The nominees are:  ENTERPRISE CATEGORY National Bank of Canada, sponsored by the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation and  the Fondation du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Benjamin Moore, sponsored by MU Canal D - Bell Media, sponsored by the Montreal International Documentary  Festival Power Corporation of Canada, sponsored by Théâtre du Nouveau Monde  ARTS-BUSINESS PERSONALITY CATEGORY Luis Angarita, Director, CD&I Associates, sponsored by the Fondation LatinArte Brian M. Levitt, Co-Chair, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, sponsored by the  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Luc Paquet, President, Fordia, sponsored by Pentaèdre Diane Vachon, sponsored by the Contemporary Art Gallery Association Karel Velan, Founder and Chair, Velan Inc., sponsored by Théâtre  Lyrichorégra 20  BUSINESS VOLUNTEER CATEGORY Sébastien Barangé, Communications Director, CGI, and Maxime Codère,  Director, KPMG, sponsored by MASSIVart Chloé Fleurant, Lawyer, McCarthy Tétrault, sponsored by Jamais Lu Olivier Perron Collins, Vice-President, BC2FP Consultants, sponsored by BJM -  Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal  Celebrate success stories on May 8 at Usine C  This year's winners will be announced on Thursday, May 8 during a special  ceremony followed by a cocktail reception at a location that is both historic  and avant-garde. The evening will bring together over 200 people from the  Greater Montréal cultural and business communities, gathered to recognize the  winners' dedication to the world of the arts and to draw inspiration from  their success stories.  Registration and tickets: www.btmm.qc.ca/arts-affaires-cocktail.  About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members.  Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater  Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all  sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full  potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board  of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.  About Conseil des arts de Montréal  A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, the Conseil des arts de  Montréal identifies, supports and recognizes excellence and innovation in the  creation, production and presentation of professional artistic endeavours. It  encourages experimentation, discovery and daring at the heart of Montreal's  artistic landscape, thanks to its initiatives that stimulate emerging and  culturally diverse artists. For over 50 years, the Conseil des arts de  Montréal has been an influential player in the development of "Montreal,  Cultural Metropolis."    SOURCE  Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal  Michelle LLambias Meunier Advisor, Media Relations Board of Trade of  Metropolitan Montreal Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042 mllambias@ccmm.qc.ca  Facebook:www.facebook.com/chambremontreal Twitter:@chambremontreal Follow  the discussion: #ccmmqcca  Tania Orméjuste Communications Director Conseil des arts de Montréal Tel.:  514 280-3991 tormejuste.p@ville.montreal.qc.ca www.artsmontreal.org  facebook.com/ArtsMontreal twitter.com/ConseilArtsMtl  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/11/c9481.html  CO: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal ST: Quebec NI: FIN ART ENT